Over 200 restaurants step up to the plate for Action Against Hunger

By Joe Lutrario

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200 restaurants sign up to Action Against Hunger's Love Food Give Food campaign

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Action Against Hunger UK has signed up over 200 restaurants for its annual Love Food Give Food campaign, which sees diners add an extra £1 to bills to help the charity support people across the world experiencing life-threatening hunger.

The organisation is recruiting restaurants on a rolling basis throughout the campaign,​ which runs from this Thursday (1 September) until the end of October.

The restaurants taking part include major groups YO! and Hawksmoor​ as well as the Michelin-starred Brat in Shoreditch. 

Love Food Give Food has raised over £3 million since its inception in 2011, helping over 17 million people worldwide. 

“Every year we are overwhelmed by how many restaurants take part in Action Against Hunger UK’s Love Food Give Food campaign,” says Action Against Hunger UK head of partnerships Hannah Sanders. 

“There’s still time for more restaurants to sign up. We are excited to see the foodie community come together once again to support our cause and stop life-threatening hunger in its tracks.” 

Globally, recent reports from the UN show that 810 million people go to bed hungry every night. And nearly half of all child deaths worldwide are from causes related to hunger and undernutrition - even though most of the causes are predictable, preventable and treatable.   

Action Against Hunger has estimated that at least 15 million people across East Africa are now facing extreme hunger due to prolonged drought. This is an increase of 2-3 million since the beginning of 2022. In addition, the conflict in Ukraine, which has affected imports and food prices, means that over 87% of people in the region cannot afford a healthy diet.  

With just £1, Action Against Hunger’s teams can provide a malnourished child with a day’s worth of life-saving therapeutic food. 

“Action Against Hunger UK’s Love Food Give Food campaign is one of the highlights of our year,” says Hawksmoorco-founder Will Beckett. “Part of the reason we’re in business is to be able to make a difference in ways like this, and I hope it’s also part of the reason why staff and customers have grown to love Hawksmoor.”  

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